Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Is The Elimination Diet Unhealthy?

I just received an email from a reader of the newsletter that I wanted to share with you.

Now, I receive a LOT of emails on a daily basis (over 500) but this one kind of got to me.

Not in a bad way you understand, but just from the perspective of seeing how people will fight for their 'right' to carry on doing what they've always done yet still complain that they get no results.

See what I mean below...

"I read through your Diet Plan, and it is not a healthy way to lose weight.

I do not believe in fad or trend diets...and although you claim yours is not one - really it is.

Any diet that completely eliminates foods can not be healthy.

I have successfully lost a great deal of weight in the past, and have come to this conclusion: moderation is the key.

Instead of eliminating foods and causing people to think they are doing good - you should focus on helping people adjust their eating habits...this is far better for them"

Now, understand, I'm not being argumentative here.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions on anything but I'm definitely a little confused...

1. It is not a healthy way to lose weight.


What, eating clean, wholseome foods, removing those tainted with chemicals and pesticides and drinking more water isn't healthy?

2. I don't believe in fad or trendy diets... and yours is one

I WISH it was a trend!

I've been working to make eating clean and healthy foods a trend for years now but and have over 15000 on my diet but that doesn't exactly create a 'trend'.

If it were a trend then there'd be a lot more healthy people out there...


3. Any diet that completely eliminates foods can not be healthy.

You mean, asks you to cut back on suspect foods for 14 days whilst you assess their effects on you, all the while, limiting your food intake to only fresh fruit, veg, meat, poultry and fish isn't healthy?

Shock, horror!

I've had it wrong all this time and should put back the caffeine, alcohol, sugar and processed food right away! : )

4. I have successfully lost a great deal of weight in the past, and have come to this conclusion: moderation is the key.

'Successfully' would imply that the weight stayed off and that there would be no need to apply another diet system again...ever!

That being the case, why would this person have signed up for a diet newsletter?

I agree that moderation is great but the definition often leaves a lot to be desired and it's this moderation that has people yo-yo-ing on and off of diets for life.

5. Instead of eliminating foods and causing people to think they are doing good - you should focus on helping people adjust their eating habits...this is far better for them

Wierd, I thought we were focusing on adjusting their eating habits : )

Look, I'm just having a bit of fun here and mean nothing personal against this lady but, well, PLEASE!

You've got to be kidding me!!

By all means, eat the way you want and live your life the way you want that is totally your prerogative. You're an adult and a free agent.

But...

Don't try and tell me that a diet that asks you to eat healthy foods and cut back on the PROVEN unhealthy ones is a fad.

That's plain silly!

In fact, it's more than that, it's ridiculous!

In an age when there are literally thousands of diet books in the bookstores that tell you to do all kinds of extreme things in the name of 'fat loss', to call a diet that is FREE to download and that asks you to eat only healthy foods 'unhealthy' is plain nuts!

(Sorry, but hey, this is MY newsletter and I'm entitled to a rant sometimes)

Instead of defending the 'moderation' that is keeping over 70% of the first world population on or near the obesity mark, maybe it's time for some 'extremist' views on health huh?

I'm happy to oblige : )

Ok, Dax-rant over! : )

Truth, joy and love

Dax

1 comment:

Jamie Lloyd said...

Hey just to let you all know that if you just think Daxs' Elimination Diet is just some crazy fad diet that helps you lose weight by chance then think again!
I have tried and tested this healthy eating program myself religiously 100% and have even seen the results!I not only lost 3 and a half kgs in 30 days, but I felt less larthergic, less bloated and even had more energy to excerise more!
Look I am not trying to bribe anyone but it does exactly what it says....eliminate 100% to see fantastic results....I have even given it all my personal training clients and one client even said that he was getting sore eyes for years and now he no longer gets any pain in his eyes anymore!!! What can I say??? If you really want to transform your body from the inside out in just 30 days then just follow Dax's advice!

Jamie Lloyd BSc RKC
Fat Loss Specialist and Kettlebell Coach
www.jlpersonaltraining.com